CIO best practices: A self-assessment guide for top IT professionals


Some CIO best practices held steady in the recession, while others have shifted, largely because of IT cost restraints, emerging management strategies and new business technologies. Have you kept up on the latest CIO best practices in areas such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and IT Service Management (ITSM), and the qualities of a good leader in a recession? The stories and quizzes in this self-assessment guide for top IT professionals can help you get up to speed.

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SOA implementation and application integration: Test your knowledge
An SOA implementation allows communications between disparate services in an enterprise. Do you know how to justify SOA to the business?

Review the latest trends in ITSM and ITIL best practices
Many enterprises find that implementing ITSM and ITIL best practices leads to improved efficiency and lower costs. Have you kept up on ITSM and ITIL best practices?

Review these trends in IT disaster recovery planning and outsourcing
If a catastrophe strikes, IT disaster recovery outsourcing can help enterprises protect data centers more effectively than doing it themselves. Can you make the case for outsourcing DR in your business?

Do you have the qualities of a good leader? Test your leadership IQ
The qualities of a good leader transcend industry, organization and circumstances. Do you know what it takes to be a good leader in IT?

Project and portfolio management quiz for enterprise CIOs
Project and portfolio management creates visibility and helps CIOs direct spending and resources to the proper goals. Is your PPM knowledge up to snuff?

Enterprise risk management quiz for CIOs
Enterprise risk management (ERM) is getting increased attention because of concerns about data protection, network access control, cloud computing and compliance. Have you reviewed these emerging ERM trends?

Putting your business intelligence strategy to the test
Business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management remain strong in this recession. Do you know how to put them to good use in your enterprise?

Business process management quiz for enterprise CIOs
Business process management is gaining momentum as a way to cut costs. Do you know all the ways a CIO can save money with BPM?

Virtualization and the private cloud: A quiz for enterprise CIOs
As cloud computing picks up buzz, many IT organizations are considering going a step further with virtualization and the private cloud. Have you kept up with these emerging technologies?

SaaS and SOA quiz for enterprise CIOs
Software as a Service and SOA solutions often work in tandem. Do you know how to get the best out of SaaS and SOA?

Data protection quiz for enterprise CIOs
An organization must carefully protect its most sensitive data. Has your organization succeeded in crafting an effective data protection plan?

Put your business intelligence software knowledge to the test
Business intelligence software, strategies, tools and technologies are helping enterprise CIOs get a better look at their operations. Could a BI dashboard be the answer to your problems?

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